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Diary of a Future President is an American comedy web television series created by Ilana Peña that premiered on Disney+ on January 17, 2020. Gina Rodriguez serves as an executive producer through her company I Can & I Will Productions, which produces the series in association with CBS Studios. Robin Shorr serves as the series showrunner alongside additional executive producers Peña and Emily Gipson.

Told through a collection of voice-overs by central character Elena as she reads from her diary, the series centers on the 13-year-old Cuban American girl, who attends middle school as she aspires to be a future president of the United States. The series stars Tess Romero, Charlie Bushnell, Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver. Rodriguez also appears through flashforwards as the adult version of Elena, as she serves as President of the United States.

On May 29, 2020, the series was renewed for a second and final season, which premiered on August 18, 2021, with all ten episodes. On December 13, 2021, the series was canceled after two seasons.

Premise

Elena is a 13-year-old Cuban-American girl who attends middle school and must make her way through the personal and social pressures of adolescence. Told through Elena's narration as written in her diary, the series follows the daily events of her life and her interactions with friends and family. She lives with her older brother, Bobby; and mother, Gabi, who develops a new relationship with Sam, a lawyer from her firm. Elena has a strong desire to become a president of the United States, which is made visible through flashforwards to her tenure as President.

Cast

Main

  • Tess Romero as Elena Cañero-Reed, a confident and strong-willed 13-year-old Cuban-American girl with a desire to become a future president of the United States. In season one, Elena is a 6th grader; going into the second season, she is in 7th grade.
    • Gina Rodriguez as Future Elena Cañero-Reed, who is shown through flashforwards to be the future President of the United States. She has a more prominent role in the second season as a figment of Elena's imagination.
  • Selenis Leyva as Gabriela "Gabi" Cañero-Reed, Elena's widowed mother who works as a lawyer.
  • Charlie Bushnell as Roberto "Bobby" Cañero-Reed, Elena's rage inducing older brother who is coming to terms with his sexuality.
  • Michael Weaver as Sam Faber, a lawyer at Gabi's firm who she develops a new relationship with.

Recurring

  • Carmina Garay as Sasha, Elena's best friend
  • Sanai Victoria as Melissa, Elena and Sasha's former rival who "stole" their best friend, Jessica
  • Jessica Marie Garcia as Camila, a paralegal and Gabi's close friend, who is scared to come out to her parents that she has a girlfriend.
  • Harmeet Pandey as Jessica, Elena's former best friend who is now friends with Melissa. In season 2 she becomes friends with Elena and Sasha again.
  • Avantika Vandanapu as Monyca with a 'Y' (season 1), Bobby's ex-girlfriend.
  • Brandon Severs as Liam, Bobby's teammate and friend for whom Bobby has feelings
  • Nathan Arenas as Danny, a teammate and a friend of Bobby and Liam
  • Gregg Binkley as Dr. Cooper, the school’s Vice Principal
  • Ellie Reed as Danielle, Camila's fiancé
  • Carter Sand as Flip, a classmate and a friend of Elena
  • Tony Espinosa as Emilio, a transfer student who runs for student rep alongside Elena
  • Donovin Miller as CJ, a high school junior with whom Bobby becomes romantically involved.

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